Originally created 06/12/04

MSGT Wallace Eubanks (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)



EDGEFIELD, S.C.- Master Sergeant Wallace W. Eubanks, of Augusta Road, Edgefield died Friday, June 11, 2004, at University Hospital. Graveside service with military honors are to be at Sunset Memorial Gardens 2 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 2004. Sergeant Eubanks was born February 22, 1921, in Edgefield. He was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church, a Master Mason at Concordia Lodge #50 and a member of the Amercian Legion Hezzie Griffis Post #30. He retired from the National Guard with a total service of 28 years. He saw action in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and served during the Southern Philppines Campaign. He was awarded and decorated with the Army of Occupation Medal, The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one bronze service star, The Philippine Liberation Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, The World War II Victory Medal, The Combat Infantrymans Badge, The Active State Service Medal, The Armed Forces Reserve Medal and The Army Reserve Components Achi evement Medal. He is the son of the late Charlie Calvin and Betty Mae Eubanks and is predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Sherill Eubanks. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jo Griffis and husband, Hubey Griffis Jr., Pamela Ann Murrell and husband, Leonard Murrell, all of Edgefield; two grandchildren, Hugh Wallace Griffis and Kathie Diane Carroll; one great- grandchild, William Carroll Jr.; one brother, William Eubanks of Columbia and one sister, Lura Timmerman of Cayce, S.C. and his special friend, Ruth Williams of Edgefield. The family is at the home of his daughter, Pam Murrell and will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle June 12, 2004